A petition has been signed by people wanting to drink the red liquid found in 4,000-year-old sarcophagus.

Probably a bad idea

Probably a bad idea

The ancient black granite tomb was recently prised open by experts in Egypt, and they discovered three skeletons and some red-bornw sewage water.

Despite the terrifying situation and awful smell, one man - Innes McKendrick from Surrey - has launched a movemet to let anyone who wants to consume the decomposed contents of the box.

The video games producer wrote: ''We need to drink the red liquid from the cursed dark sarcophagus in the form of some sort of carbonated energy drink so we can assume its powers and finally die.''

Explaining his decision to the Metro, he said the discovery had captured the imagination and interest of the world, and could be a ''symbol of hope''.

He argued: ''The potential to unleash this curse upon ourselves by opening the sarcophagus offered a degree of control over our lives which, in the current political and financial climate, we're so often denied. ''Many felt let down when the dark and extremely cursed sarcophagus was pried open to reveal only skeletons drenched in raw sewage, which is weird because skeletons are inherently pretty awesome.

''However, I stand true to the hope we were promised, and deeply believe that by consuming the skeleton juice in the form of a carbonated high caffeine energy drink that we can still have the opportunity to enter an era of unending darkness and despair. I'm so glad to see others backing the petition, and sharing in my mission to rapidly bring about the end of all things.''